06:30 LRN Newscast July 8

A New Orleans judge will hear the merits on the temporary restraining order banning Louisiana abortion laws from going into effect. Brooke Thorington has more…:

CUT 01         (32)    “…Brooke Thorington.”

The man convicted of shooting and killing LSU basketball player Wayde Sims in 2018 has been formally sentenced to life in prison. A few months ago, Dyteon Simpson was found guilty of gunning Sims down outside a North Baton Rouge sandwich shop. Simpson’s attorney has filed an appeal.


With the next school year set to start in just weeks, many districts across the state face a shortage of qualified teachers. Louisiana Association of School Superintendents Executive Director Michael Faulk says data collected by the state Department of Education supports that concern…:

CUT 07(07)      “…this school year.”

Faulk says incentives are offered to attract & retain teachers in many districts, and the state has cleared the way for retired teachers to come back to work without forfeiting retirement benefits.

State Wildlife & Fisheries agents cited a dozen people for operating a boat while impaired over the July 4th Weekend. LDWF spokesman Adam Einck says that is a big number, and concerning; especially when considering that one person arrested caused the death of a teenage girl Monday. Einck says too few people understand that DWI laws apply to operating ANY vehicle…:

CUT 13(09)      “…your boating privileges.”